- Associated Press - Monday, August 22, 2016

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - A former Monroe corrections officer has been accused of taking more than $100,000 in worker’s compensation benefits when he was employed.

The Daily Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2buMIWF ) that the former Monroe Correctional Complex worker has been charged with first-degree theft. He is expected to answer the charge this week.

According to court documents, the officer was injured in an on-the-job accident in 2011. He filed an injury claim and later moved to Arizona where a doctor certified he was unable to work. Washington state then sent the former corrections officer wage replacement benefits, up to $1,700 every two weeks.

The worker filed paperwork between 2011 and 2016 saying he was not working but an investigation into his claims found he was working two jobs while collecting benefits.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, https://www.heraldnet.com

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